Today I want to write a review on Only the Brave which took place last Sunday 20th March at Elveden!!
So Jenny Henry and I were running this together and as usual it was a pleasure to run with Jenny, we really bring out the best in each other and give each other the encouragement needed!!
We drove to Elveden early as we were booked onto the 10.30 five mile race and as usual felt the pre race nerves which resulted in various bursts of giggles!!
The setting for the race was absolutely beautiful and after registering we wandered around appreciating the gorgeous surroundings.... After a race briefing and warm up we were off and for once the weather was perfect too!
The course was fantastic and at one point we were running alongside a field with a lovely deer!! The terrain was really tough at times and you had to concentrate on every step, after a few obstacles at the start, the race felt like a cross country run as lots of running with no obstacles.
Then we approached King of the Hill!! This was super tough on the lungs as you had to run and up and down a steep hill ten times - but we powered through!!
Towards the end of the race there were some fun obstacles and leading up to the finish line was brilliant as it was lined with obstacles and spectators!!
So all in all a really enjoyable and well organised race - hoping for more obstacles next year though!!
We finished in 1 hour 20 minutes which was 44 and 45 out of nearly 200 runners!! We were 13th and 14th ladies - so a fab result!!